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Interview: Chloe Govan author of The Incredible Rise Of Mumford & Sons

Interview: Chloe Govan author of The Incredible Rise Of Mumford & Sons

GregJohnson July 17, 2013 0

The Incredible Rise Of Mumford & Sons is the latest best-selling music biography from Omnibus Press. Charting the rapid rise of the band from public school folk players to national success and later worldwide

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Lutosławski centenary: an interview with James Rushton

Lutosławski centenary: an interview with James Rushton

GregJohnson April 29, 2013 0

In our second interview to commemorate 100 years since the birth of Witold Lutosławski, the Musicroom blog talks to James Rushton, Managing Director of Chester Music about what it was like to work and

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Lutosławski centenary: an interview with Professor Charles Bodman Rae

Lutosławski centenary: an interview with Professor Charles Bodman Rae

GregJohnson April 26, 2013 0

With 2013 marking 100 years since the birth of the late, great Polish composer Witold Lutosławski, the Musicroom blog spoke to Professor Charles Bodman Rae, author of The Music of Lutoslawski about working with

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An exclusive interview with Ola Gjeilo

An exclusive interview with Ola Gjeilo

PeterHulley February 5, 2013 0

In an exclusive interview with Musicroom, acclaimed Norwegian composer Ola Gjeilo (pronounced Yay-Lo) sheds some light on his development as a composer, the art, music and lands which have inspired him, and his own

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INTERVIEW: Mark Beaumont on Jay-Z, King Of America

INTERVIEW: Mark Beaumont on Jay-Z, King Of America

GregJohnson December 14, 2012 1

Jay-Z: The King Of America is the new Jay-Z biography from Omnibus Press. We caught up with the book’s author , Mark Beaumont, to talk about his experiences interviewing Jay-Z and the hip-hop icon’s

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Jools Holland: Play what you love, love what you play and keep a piano in the home

Jools Holland: Play what you love, love what you play and keep a piano in the home

GregJohnson October 23, 2012 0

“If you can use a mobile phone you can play the piano!” claims Jools Holland, the former Squeeze pianist and TV music aficionado, in a video interview with Yamaha Music, which you can view

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Interview: Maureen Smith on the Eta Cohen method

Interview: Maureen Smith on the Eta Cohen method

GregJohnson August 20, 2012 0

Maureen Smith is the award-winning violinist and daughter of Eta Cohen, the author and creator of the best-selling violin tutor series The Eta Cohen Method. At 18 she won the BBC Violin Competition and

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Interview: music economist Will Page on the value of music and why it matters

Interview: music economist Will Page on the value of music and why it matters

GregJohnson July 13, 2012 0

In times of economic difficulty, the creative industries, such as the music industry, can be seen as a soft and easy target for politicians seeking to look strong, decisive and pragmatic in the face

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Eva Cassidy biography wins Peoples’ Book Prize

Eva Cassidy biography wins Peoples’ Book Prize

GregJohnson May 31, 2012 0

Behind The Rainbow, Johan Bakker’s probing biography of Eva Cassidy, last night picked up the People’s Book Prize for non-fiction at a ceremony in the City of London. Helen Donlon, PR for the book’s

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Interview: Sweet Billy Pilgrim’s Tim Elsenburg on lyrics, albums and songwriting

Interview: Sweet Billy Pilgrim’s Tim Elsenburg on lyrics, albums and songwriting

GregJohnson April 30, 2012 0

We chat to Tim Elsenburg about the band's new album, his writing process and the challenges faced when working with new collaborators

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